Glowpoint Named to Everything Channel's CRN 'Need to Know' List for VOIP and UC Vendors

Leading international reinsurance company benefits from 'need to know' capabilities

Mar 23, 2011, 08:15 ET from Glowpoint, Inc.

MURRAY HILL, N.J., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Glowpoint, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOW), a leading global provider of cloud-based, managed services for telepresence, video conferencing and collaboration, today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel's CRN on its "Need To Know" list for the VOIP and UC markets. The "Need to Know" list is designed to highlight the key players in growing market segments and notes Glowpoint as one of the key go-to companies.

"The 'Need to Know' list is a comprehensive directory of the major players in the UC and VOIP, making it easy for busy VARs to get in front of the right vendors and the right people in the IT security landscape," said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "This list will help VARs navigate through the myriad companies and technologies and ultimately find the right opportunities to help them grow their business. We recognized Glowpoint due to their demonstrated leadership, and unique capabilities with respect to merging video capabilities into the emerging UC sector."

The full article will be posted on Glowpoint’s website in the coming days, but a look at the list of “Need to Know” companies can be viewed at: http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/networking/229218964/2011-need-to-know-uc-voip-vendors.htm.

"A key part of the growing UC market is to bring together these various users so that they can share video, audio and content to enhance the quality of meetings both internally and B2B. Glowpoint is pleased to be recognized in this capacity and will continue to innovate and create applications and services that help companies around the world achieve their communications objectives," said Glowpoint's VP of Marketing, Jonathan Brust.

An example of one recent company leveraging Glowpoint's "need-to-know" capabilities is SCOR, a global reinsurance company.  SCOR utilizes Glowpoint solutions as part of a turn-key solution provided by Polycom, Verizon and Glowpoint.  A case study is available at http://www.glowpoint.com/solutions/casestudies.asp.

Glowpoint's recently announced cloud-based, Open Video™ technology platform is specifically designed to bring together users on various video technologies and protocols, with other video and audio users for collaborative sessions.

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About Glowpoint

Glowpoint, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOW) enables video users to effortlessly and securely call one another regardless of their video technology or network. With unlimited, "open" access to Glowpoint's cloud-based, hosted-video infrastructure and services, video calling within – and between – companies is dramatically simplified. From full-featured telepresence and video conferencing suites to desktop video, Glowpoint supports customers around the world with 24/7 managed services that allow business professionals to enjoy "in-the-same-room" intimacy and cost savings. To see a video-in-the-cloud demonstration, and to learn more about how cost-effective and easy telepresence and video conferencing can be for your business, please visit http://www.glowpoint.com.

About Everything Channel

Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

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